Spending Halloween at the Magic Kingdom

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

I have been waiting a whole year to share more of my photos from my October trip last year. By the time I got back, Halloween was over though I did show you the HalloWishes fireworks show and how to photograph it. Next Friday, I will again be going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Along with HalloWishes, I will be watching the “Boo-To-You” parade.

Before the parade last year, I enjoyed the dead-pan funny jokes and songs of the Cadaver Dans. You might recognize them.

The Cadaver Dans singing before the
The Cadaver Dans entertaining guests at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Nikon D700/50mm, 1/60s, f/4, ISO 1600, EV +0.7, rear-sync flash.

During the party, the Haunted Mansion gets additional and spookier lighting, sound and atmospheric effects. Haunted Mansion cast members are even more in character on these special nights with additional makeup. There are entertaining ghosts outside in the mansion’s courtyard who are curious about the living souls walking past the graveyard. I think I will stop and see if a ghost can be photographed.

The Haunted Mansion during a Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
The extra spooky Haunted Mansion during a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/4.8, ISO 2200, EV 0, 65mm focal length.

For those who wish, you can follow my adventures from Walt Disney World next week on my Twitter account, @Scottwdw.

Scott's "Photographic Innoventions" blog focuses on intermediate to advanced photography concepts and techniques relevant for Point and Shoot and Digital SLR cameras.

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One Reply to “Spending Halloween at the Magic Kingdom”

  1. HI SCOTT. AWESOME PHOTOS.
    DOES THE HAUNTED MANSION LOOK LIKE THAT OR DID YOU ENHANCE IT ON YOUR COMPUTER? IF IT DOES LOOK LIKE THAT, IS IT ONLY DURING THE PARTY OR THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HALLOWEEN SEASON? THANK YOU.
    KAREN

    Scott replies: Hi, Karen! They only add the extra lighting, fog and an entertaining ghost during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween parties. More great effects can be found at Pirates of the Caribbean. I did tint the grey sky but the colors on the Haunted Mansion look like this.